Codex Alera

6 books in series
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Furies of Calderon Summary

For 1000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious Lords manoeuvre to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon.

Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, young Tavi struggles with his lack of fury crafting. At 15, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy - the Marat - return to the Valley, his world will change.

Caught in a storm of deadly wind furies, Tavi saves the life of a runaway slave. But Amara is actually a spy, seeking intelligence on possible Marat traitors to the Crown. And when the Valley erupts into chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Amara will find Tavi invaluable. His talents will outweigh any fury-born power - and could even turn the tides of war.

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  • Book 1

    • Furies of Calderon

    • The Codex Alera: Book One
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    For 1000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious Lords manoeuvre to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon. Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, young Tavi struggles with his lack of fury crafting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • badly edited but good story

    • By Gwen1818 on 28-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Academ's Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Two
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    For centuries, the people of Alera have relied on the power of the furies to protect them from outside invaders. But the gravest threat might be closer than they think.Tavi has escaped the Calderon Valley and the mysterious attack of the Marat on his homeland. But he is far from safe, as trying to keep up the illusion of being a student while secretly training as one of the First Lord's spies is a dangerous game.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration Problems

    • By Mr. D. Nesbitt on 16-12-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Cursor's Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Three
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 250

    Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera's aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support - even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord's Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy - or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Last minute ending. Stupid annoying horns!

    • By L. Turner on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Captain's Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Four
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 248

    Tavi of Calderon, now captain of his own Legion, has been fighting a bitter war for two years. Then he discovers the invading Canim warriors are harbingers of a far greater threat. The Canim are being hunted in their turn by a savage race that forced them from their homeland - and which has pursued them to the Aleran borders. With options fast running out, Tavi proposes an alliance with the Canim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another gripping installment

    • By Andrew on 21-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • Princeps' Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Five
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    After bitter fighting, Tavi of Calderon has eventually forged an alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim, and he must escort them on their long sea-voyage home. This will strain their fragile accord - but the worst is yet to come.The inhuman Vord have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland, making it a desolate place indeed. Then the Alerans become stranded there, cut off from their ships.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This series is getting very 'rinse and repeat'

    • By Jaspal on 05-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6

    • First Lord's Fury

    • The Codex Alera: Book Six
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 24 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 211

    The aging First Lord of Alera has fallen in battle. Yet his people must continue to resist an invading inhuman army. Desperate Alerans even pledge fealty to the Vord Queen to survive, turning the incredible power of Aleran furies back on their own people. And despite all efforts, the Alerans are being ground into dust and pushed to the farthest reaches of their own realm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outcome inevitable, but route interesting

    • By Robyn on 26-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99